To get/have a Christina piercing do I have to shave my vagina?
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justsarahherexx:

richardeffinivey:

Trimming pubic hair isn’t necessary for any genital piercing, but it can make marking a christina a lot simpler and can also make observing the piercing while it heals a bit easier.  With a healed piercing, hair poses no risks other than maybe hiding your jewelry.  

Not true. Hair can wrap around your piercing and iritate it AND cause infection. I know this from experience. My hair played A BIG HUGE role in the extended and difficult healing process of my tragus piercing.
Also, since it’s a genital area, the mousture of a vagina can also irritate the piercing. As long as your trimmed around it, it shouldn’t cause any problems. Just make sure to keep any hairs from wrapping around it.

Hair from your head wrapping around your tragus piercing and tugging on it can absolutely cause irritation (NOT infection).  This is an example of mechanical stress or trauma. Pubic hair being wrapped around a christina piercing isn’t very likely in the first place, and that hair snagging the piercing or causing issues is extremely unlikely.

Also, vaginal moisture doesn’t irritate piercings (if it does then how do fourchettes, labia piercings, female PAs, even hood piercings heal?) and it definitely isn’t a huge concern for a christina piercing, which affects the mons pubis (which is a good inch or two above the vagina and would never be touched by vaginal moisture without external stimuli (i.e. sexual contact). 

The reason professional piercers like myself spend our very little free time answering questions online is to correct the over abundance of internet know-it-alls dispensing bad advice, not so you can use our responses as a vehicle for your incorrect ideas about how piercings heal and how female genitalia works.

Hii, I live in the UK and I'm finding it awfully difficult to find any websites that supply unusual jewlery/ tunnels/plugs. Do you have any recomendations? I would love a new septum bar and some wooden or stone plugs but all I can seem to find is the basic ones or common wooden plugs. Thank you!

I generally don’t recommend buying body jewelry on websites because you don’t get the help you might need from a professional piercer, and because it also tends to hurt brick and mortar body piercing studios, but I know that the UK tends to be a bit light on awesome piercing studios, so I’d say you check out Born This Way Body Arts’ webstore and they can probably hook you up with just about anything you might need.  You can follow them on Tumblr too at bornthiswaybodyarts.  Tell them Richard sent you!

adamrichins:

He may be an asshole, but he’s my asshole. Happy birthday, Richard. I can’t wait for June so I can get you birthday drunk.

adamrichins:

He may be an asshole, but he’s my asshole. Happy birthday, Richard. I can’t wait for June so I can get you birthday drunk.

I recently got a large side tattoo on my side that took two hours, and it was incredibly painful and we had to stop because my shaking would mess up the line work. I have two hours to go to finish line work and color in the piece, and my artist recommends Dr. Numb to use to help numb the area for the next two hours. Do you or any followers have any advice or suggestions on which numbing cream would be best?
Anonymous

I’ve tried a few numbing creams but I’ve never found anything I was happy with.  They all either don’t work at all, or they don’t work long enough to finish the tattoo, or they change the texture of the skin, making your artist’s job harder, or they dramatically effect the speed and ease of healing.  Tattoos hurt- that’s all there is to it.  Accept the pain, and perhaps do some things to manage your experience better - bring music, bring a friend (or don’t), try to focus on your breathing, eat a nice solid meal before getting tattooed… there’s tons of little tips and tricks that don’t require you to gamble your hard earned money on wonder products that may or may not work for you.

To get/have a Christina piercing do I have to shave my vagina?
Anonymous

Trimming pubic hair isn’t necessary for any genital piercing, but it can make marking a christina a lot simpler and can also make observing the piercing while it heals a bit easier.  With a healed piercing, hair poses no risks other than maybe hiding your jewelry.  

Just saying hello as a new follower. I am new to Tumbler, so if I am commenting in the wrong place I apologize. I am a loyal customer of the amazing Will VonDoome. I see him in the halls of his day job too, where I get to follow the progress of his conch piercings/punches ( I think you did those for him). Anyway, I am enjoying scrolling through your work. Take care.

That’s awesome!! Will is amazing and I’m proud to call him a friend and a colleague.  It’s always an honor to pierce anyone, but especially other piercers.  Keep an eye on his conches for me, and give him a great big hug when you see him next.

I thought some folks might appreciate this: it’s very brief look at what goes into creating a scar.  After finalizing the design (image 1) and applying a stencil, I lightly “outline” the entire piece.  After completing the outline, a topical product is applied (image 2) that drastically minimizes discomfort and bleeding.  Then I begin to sculpt the piece by cutting deeper, varying depth to create different line weights (image 3), and then tissue is removed where needed, leaving us with our breathtaking final product (image 4).  This piece is Chad’s, but I’d love to work with you to design your perfect piece!

I thought some folks might appreciate this: it’s very brief look at what goes into creating a scar. After finalizing the design (image 1) and applying a stencil, I lightly “outline” the entire piece. After completing the outline, a topical product is applied (image 2) that drastically minimizes discomfort and bleeding. Then I begin to sculpt the piece by cutting deeper, varying depth to create different line weights (image 3), and then tissue is removed where needed, leaving us with our breathtaking final product (image 4). This piece is Chad’s, but I’d love to work with you to design your perfect piece!

would it be possible to do scarification over self harm scars? or would it interfere?

You can absolutely place scarification over existing scars. The existing scars are still in place but the new scar easily becomes the new focal point.

Brianna came in yesterday and got fancy.  About an hour on her forearm.

Brianna came in yesterday and got fancy. About an hour on her forearm.

You and ryanpba should be beard buddies
Anonymous

Hey ryanpba- you trying to be my beard buddy?